Shoulder

Shoulder Surgeon Nowra

Looking for a Shoulder Surgeon in Nowra?

South Coast Orthopaedic Clinic are specialist shoulder surgeons in Nowra. They provide world-class specialist care use the latest evidence-based shoulder surgery techniques.

As leading shoulder surgeons in Nowra, the Southcoast Orthopaedic team specialise in treating a range of shoulder dysfunctions.

Shoulder Surgeon Nowra – Understanding healthy shoulders

Your shoulder is a large ball-and-socket joint that is made up of three bones: the humerus (upper arm bone), the scapula (shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collarbone). In a healthy shoulder, a smooth, durable layer of cartilage on the head of the humerus and a sac-like membrane (bursa) work together to ensure a smooth motion to the joint.

As the most flexible joint in your body, your shoulder allows you to rotate your arm in many directions, including forwards, backwards, above your head and to the side. Unfortunately, this range of motion also means that your shoulder is susceptible to injury and instability.

Understanding Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain affects people of all ages. It can be the result of an injury (such as a tendon tear), or a medical condition such as arthritis. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you are experiencing ongoing shoulder pain, a reduced range of motion, fever and redness and swelling around the joint.

Common causes of shoulder pain include:
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis or tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder instability
  • Fractured collarbone
  • Joint separation

Do you need to see a shoulder surgeon?

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, consult your doctor. In the first instance, non-surgical treatments will be explored. These may include movement modification, Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and physiotherapy.

If your shoulder pain has not responded to non-surgical treatments you may need to see a shoulder surgeon. Talk to your doctor about whether a referral to one of our South Coast Orthopaedic shoulder surgeons is right for you.